BSC 1010 - Principles of Biology

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Lab Handouts

5/15 Test 1 Guide

Test 1 Guide



5/20 intro/safety


Chapter 1 intro

Chapter 1


5/20 math


Chapter 2 - atoms & molecules

Chapter 2




Chapter 3 - water

Chapter 3

5/13- diffusion


Chapter 4  carbon compounds

Chapter 4

5/15 - biochem


Chapter 5 - macromolecules

Chapter 5

5/15 - enzymes

5/22 Test 2 Guide

Test 2 Guide



Parts of Cell

Chapter 6

Chapter 6

cell parts

5/20 - photosynthesis

Membranes and Transport

Chapter 7

Chapter 7

membrane transport

5/22 - respiration


Chapter 8

Chapter 8


6/3 Test 3 Guide

Test 3 Guide




Respiration and fermentation

Chapter 9

Chapter 9


5/29 lab exam

5/27 Memorial Day


Chapter 10

Chapter 10


6/3 - respiration

Cell communication

Chapter 11

Chapter 11


6/10 Test 4 Guide

Test 4 Guide





Chapter 12

Chapter 12


6/5 meiosis & mitosis


Chapter 13

Chapter 13

6/10 DNA Puzzle (old)


Chapter 14 & 15 details

Chapter 14

6/10 Corn Genetics (old)


Chapter 15

Chapter 15

6/12 Fun with Genetics


Chapter 16

Chapter 16

6/12 DNA labs

Test 5 Guide

Test 5 Guide





Chapter 16

Chapter 16


6/17 DNA labs


Chapter 17

Chapter 17

6/17- Bacterial Transformation


Chapter 18

Chapter 18

6/19 Lab Exam


Chapter 19

Chapter 19



Chapter 20

Chapter 20



21 instability of DNA

Chapter 21


Final Exam

Lab Exam

Study Guide for Test 1

Intro to Biology

1-Intro to Biology powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. Physicist Richard Feynman explains the scientific method
  2. Essential Biology disscusses some of the properties of life
  3. taxonomy
  4. Archea, Bacteria, Protista

Chemistry Stuff

Chemistry powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. textbook animations: Types of Bonds, Salts Dissolving in Water, Acids, Bases and pH, peptide bonds, protein structure
  2. Covalent Bonds, Ionic Bonds, Carbon
  3. Properties of Water
  4. Biological molecules - lipids, proteins, carbohydrates
  5. Nucleic Acids (DNA and RNA)
  6. This video explains how proteins denature, and shows their primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure


Cells and their parts powerpoint
Related Videos
  1. Animal Cells
  2. plant cells
  3. ABC/Krulwich on Cells
  4. Paul Anderson gives a tour of the cell
  5. Mary Poffenroth explains cell theory, animal vs. plant cells, mitochondria, ribosomes, cytoskeleton, plasma membrane, , lysosomes, nucleus,
  6. textbook animation: vessicle budding and organelle endosymbiosis
  7. this is the actual harvard animation that krulwich was talking about
  8. Krulwich discusses frog legs and dancing squid

Cell Transport

Membrane Transport powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. textbook animations: Active and Passive transport, Exocytosis and Endocytosis, Signaling Molecules
  2. Mary Poffenroth discusses membranes and the difference betweendiffusion and osmosis
  3. Hank Green discusses membranes, diffusion, and transport
  4. Japanese Subway
  5. less exciting, but more nicely illustrated video on the plasma membrane
  6. another video on active and passive transport
  7. Biology Essentials - membranes an DNA extraction
  8. the Ricochet Science videos on diffusion, Tonicity/Osmosis

Study Guide for Test 2

Photosynthesis and Respiration

Photosynthesis and Respiration powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. textbook animations: photosynthesis and cellular respiration
  2. Hank Green explains ATP and respiration
  3. Mary Poffenroth gives a brief overview of mitochondria
  4. nice Gradients and ATP animation
  5. Hank Green explains photosynthesis
  6. very detailed (like bio majors detailed) photosynthesis song
  7. Paul Anderson explains photosynthesis
  8. paper chromatography and RF values (like we use in the photosynthesis lab)


Enzymes powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. Textbook animation: Enzyme catalysis
  2. Mary Poffenroth gives a light overview of enzymes
  3. Biology essentials: Paul Anderson explains Enzymes
  4. learn about enzyme inhibition using Linkin Park and HALO
  5. another Competative and allosteric inhibitor video (without the annoying mallcore music)
  6. How HIV uses enzymes, and how we can inhibit those enzymes
  7. an annoying overly cute enzyme video good info, but she sounds like she thinks her listeners are third graders
  8. How temperature and pH affect enzyme activity

Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis and Meiosis powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. textbook animations: Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Cell Division, Meiosis
  2. Hank Green on Mitosis and Meiosis
  3. Paul Andersen explains cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis and illustrates it by using beads
  4. Stages of Mitosis(Lady Gaga Parody)
  5. the Ricochet Science videos on mitosis, meiosis, spermatogenesis, and oogenesis

Study Guide for Test 3

Mendel and Genetics

Mendel and Genetics powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. Mary Poffenroth explains Punnett Squares
  2. Paul Anderson explains Punnett Squares
  3. Brightstorm videos on genotype, phenotype, allele, gene expression, incomplete dominance and Punnett Squares
  4. khanacademy discusses Punnette Squares

Chromosomes and Human Genetics

Chromosomes and Human Genetics powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. Heredity
  2. How to solve genetics problems
  3. Interactive Genetics Problems
  4. Interactive DNA puzzles
  5. Epigenetics: Nova special(1 hour long)
  6. more on epigenetics

DNA Replication

DNA replication powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. a good description of the structure of DNA
  2. DNA
  3. DNA transcription and translation

Making Proteins

DNA replication powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. DNA
  2. DNA transcription and translation


Evolution powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. Hank Green explains natural selection, speciation, population genetics, Evolution, and evolutionary development,
  2. Paul Anderson has two videos on the evidence for evolution, and also ones on Natural Selection, microevolution, and solving Hardy Weinberg problems
  3. Mary Poffenroth discusses Charles Darwin and natural selection
  4. Ricochet Science has a Natural Selection video
  5. Russian fox breeding experiment
  6. "vampire" finch (sharp beaked ground finch)
  7. Woodpecker Finch
  8. multiple videos of the great grey shrike feeding
  9. anoles jumping


Ecology powerpoint

Related Videos
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  2. Mary Poffenroth explains Trophic Levels

Other Topics

  1. Human Population
  2. DNA structure and replication
  3. Transcription and Translation
  4. Nova Science Now's RNAi video (The first part covers transcription and translation)
  5. Human Genome Project: James Kent saves the day!!!(Why Craig Venter is a jerk.)
  6. Epigenetics: Nova special(1 hour long)
  7. Natural Selection
  8. Speciation